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If invisible furniture appeals, then think about a sofa bed
Written By Sharon Marshall on August 8th, 2012
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We read Kate Rockwood’s article, “This ‘Blur’ Sofa Literally Fades From White To Red” on fastcompany.com with interest. She reports that New-York based designer, Marc Thorpe, “describ(es) his design sensibility: “Invisibility translated into build form” … and the “couch (he calls it the Blur Sofa) seems to dissolve under its fabric’s gradient [click here to read the full article].
It occurs to us that invisibility is a fascinating concept and the Blur Sofa sounds like it would be a wonderful conversation starter as well as a stunning piece of furniture from whichever angle you might glance at it. But just how useful is an invisible sofa or chair?
In a party or team-building situation, it appears that a disappearing chair can be extremely useful! Take a look at how these young – and some not so young – people have a great time with the Missing Chair Game. Prepare to be fascinated…
We bet you’ll be wanting to try that out for yourselves now! But, before you rush off to grab a collection of chairs and pals who are up for the challenge, let’s agree that, in most homes, an invisible sofa or chair wouldn’t be useful at all. However, an invisible bed, i.e., a sofa bed, can be one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you could hope to purchase.
The fact that the sofa bed is designed so the bed remains hidden makes this a brilliant multi-purpose item. If you decide that a sofa bed would be ideal for your purposes, these days you will find a wide range of choices available to you. In fact, it is likely to feel like you can get a sofa bed or chair bed in any colour, pattern or style and you are bound to find something that will look wonderful in your home and be incredibly useful, particularly in homes where there is no spare room to accommodate guests.
Before we end, let’s acknowledge that in some circumstances it can be great fun if a chair goes missing, such as in the traditional party game, Musical Chairs. So this final section is dedicated to anyone who’s forgotten how enjoyable it can be to find yourself on the last chair, or how devastating when the chair you are aiming for has unexpectedly disappeared, take a look at this Charlie Brown video: